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Summer in the City

Family Guide
Rowing boats on Central Park Lake, with skyscrapers in the background
Add sunshine to New York’s amazing array of attractions, and the city becomes an incredibly exciting place to be in the summer. Days are longer, outdoor theater, concerts (see Free performances), and street fairs abound, and the waters around the isle of Manhattan beckon with the promise of seaside fun and island-hopping adventure. And when the sightseeing gets too much, it is easy to recharge over an alfresco meal or ice cream.

On the water

Though Manhattan and Staten Island are New York’s only true islands, all its boroughs ...

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